Can Your PC Be Updated To Windows 11?

Hey all. Here is yet another article about windows 11, and what it may mean for those that are looking for a pc, or those folks that are hoping to upgrade.

I hope you find the info helpful. I currently am reliant on my dumb smarter than my old phone, and I hate trying to post with the tiny touchpad, and my large finger!

Anyway, enjoy .

https://www.pocket-lint.com/laptops/news/microsoft/157459-windows-11-system-requirements-can-your-pc-run-microsoft-s-new-os

Four America’s And What Is Democracy?

Here is a long winded though really well written article I found. While I am fairly politically quiet, the following, explained a great deal of the conflicting attitudes in our country. Hope you enjoy, and have a nice day.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/george-packer-four-americas/619012/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20210608&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_term=The%20Atlantic%20Daily

What are we to do with all of that plastic!

A fellow blogger had this post and I’m sure if we were to work at things, we can overcome the massive piles of plastic waste we keep managing to create.

I’m afraid I don’t know the name of this blogger, but I have found many great scientific articles here. You should check them out.

https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.2/indigenous-affairs-economy-is-it-time-to-decolonize-the-housing-market?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

Is recycling a waste? Here’s the answer from a plastics expert

Another article to catch some attention. I am not able to add articles together, as I am no technogenius, so there will be a second post from a fellow blogger following this post.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/22/is-recycling-a-waste-heres-the-answer-from-a-plastics-expert.html

Starlink review: dreams, not reality – The Verge

Hey y’all. I found another interesting article, and I’m going to pass it on to you. This article sounds more like what we all would expect from new tech, and tells us of some of the problems we might expect.

https://www.theverge.com/22435030/starlink-satellite-internet-spacex-review

Starlink review (hands on): How good is Elon Musk’s satellite internet service? | Tom’s Guide

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/starlink

Hey y’all. Here is an opinion of the startlink internet service I found in my news feeds. Maybe it will be the service you’re looking for.

Ace In The Hole

In 1976 I decided to buy a piece of property, instead of buying a truckload of dope. I was tired of meeting up with people that would gladly stab me in the back, for better deals. I was tired of dealing with shady people. I was tired of people.

I had decided I needed an ace in the hole, a get away place. I was living in California at the time, and it was always getting more crowded. I looked at various properties, and usually found a reason not to invest in them. Little lakes in the Sierra’s, and larger ones in the valleys.

Waterfront property is the ticket, but always has a significantly higher price tag. My only problem with that was, waterfront property would always go up in value, meaning taxes would go up, and popularity of water sports would keep a quiet little lake, noisy, crowded and polluted.

I looked on the outskirts of little towns, for possible property, but realized the little places would grow, and end up forcing me out. I really don’t do crowds. It became apparent to me, that a piece of property would have to be far from the usual beaten path.

15 miles east of Winnemucca Nevada, is a backwater place called Golconda. It was almost a place once, and even boasted a hot spring / resort in the early 20th century. There was a lot of gold mining around those parts. In fact, 20 miles north of Golconda is one of the last underground gold mines, still in operation.

photo-Map of Nevada

Map of Nevada

5 miles south of that mine, The Twin Creeks Mine, sits a chunk of ground, that had been looked at, and left behind as useless. Core samples showed the property had no real wealth, and was sold as parcels as small as ten acres. This section was right against the Osgood Mountains, and looked out to the south-east at the Humboldt River, and Battle Mountain Nevada.

In May of ’76, I walked around out there and determined, that this place would never grow. No one would ever really do anything out there, and it would always look pretty much the same. That was 39 years ago, and a person did build a place a half of a mile from there. That is all that changed in that amount of time.

A section of land is one mile square, and that is broken down to 640 acres per section. In Nevada, every other section ( checker board ) is Public Land, with the Bureau of Land Management, overseeing it’s use. Most of the land out there is open range, meaning local ranchers have livestock running around.

The property just north of the one I bought, is public land. There is an operating spring that spills about a gallon a minute of pure fresh clean water. For years the spring has fed a couple of water troughs, and spilled out to cause a greener place in all of that dryness out there.

I bought that property because of the spring. My research had shown the local water table was at 400 feet, and would be costly for a well to be drilled. The spring was only 600 feet from my property, and is considered public property, so I would be allowed to get water there.

I wasn’t ready to actually live out there, I just wanted to know that if ever I needed a place, it was already paid for, and I could go there. There was nothing to go to there. The local town type place, Golconda was a thriving gas station, bar, general store and post office, all in the same building!

I stopped in there when I bought the 10 acres, in May of ’76. The people weren’t impressed with me, and I wasn’t impressed with them either. We all mumbled under our breaths, and parted ways. I’ve been back there many times over the years, and it’s mostly been the same.

The local store is a joke, and you would have done better shopping in Winnemucca, 15 miles farther west. The local everything’s don’t cater to folks. They have what they have, and if you don’t like it, that’s okay with them. It seems most of the people out there got trapped, and finally accepted that fact.

Horny Toad Ranch is still there, and was supposed to be the place I was going to be living at now. It wasn’t going to be easy, dealing with the challenges there, but I had some ideas that may have worked out. It seems politics, always get in the way of people just being able to live. I’ll describe that later for you in Winnemucca Sucks!

Murphy All The Way

Some of what you’re about to read is actual science, and some is actually just me. You may decide for yourselves, if it even matters in the least.

The laws of the universe are mostly beyond all of us. String Theory tries to explain how quantum mechanics, and astrophysics can be molded into a universal field of everything. The nature of space / time seem to be simple laws, that we still can’t figure out. And it would seem Murphy’s law, plays it’s part in all of the theoretical fields too.

Murphy’s law at it’s simplest form states anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. No matter how you plan for the unknown variable, something is always missed. Murphy’s law is kin to Chaos theory, and helps to predict how a butterfly beating it’s wings in the Amazon, can spawn a hurricane on the east coast.

When we get to String Theory, and Quantum mechanics, it seems Murphy gets in the way again. The closer we can get to discovering how a particle reacts to a stimuli, we get in the way of the results, by altering the shape of space, trying to make better measurements.

It also seems a particle can occupy two places in the universe at the same time. That seems to put a little wrinkle in the previous theories. Also we can only measure quantum length down to a Planck length. and we can’t get a better resolution, as we are limited by our equipment

It also turns out that the universe acts one way, on a cosmic scale, and acts quite differently at Planck length scales. Einstein also had a problem with this very nature. Space / Time seems to be predictable over great distance and time, and incoherent at infinitesimal lengths, and the closer we come to an absolute measurement, the more we screw up the results.

Murphy’s law will not allow us to learn more from our limited perspectives. We will have to stand outside of the universe making measurements, with gear that can view the instance, without altering the space being measured. We are probably still a hundred years behind that spot, and Murphy wins again.

The Planck length? What is that? The “Planck length” is the unit of length in Planck units, and it’s \ell_P = \sqrt{\frac{\hbar G}{c^3}} = 1.616\times 10^{-35} meters. Which is small. I don’t even have a remotely useful way of describing how small that is. Think of anything at all: that’s way, way, way bigger. A hydrogen atom is about 10 trillion trillion Planck lengths across (which, in the pantheon of worldly facts, ranks among the most useless).

That last little scientific bit was brought to you from https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome-psyapi2&rlz=1C1TSNF_enUS433US437&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8&q=planck%20length

So, thanks to our foe Murphy, we can’t go very much farther with all of the newer ideas on String Theory. It seems to be too difficult for the testing and measuring tools we have currently at our disposal. It’s another case of us not being able to get there from here.

Almost 100 years ago physicists Werner Heisenberg, Max Born und Erwin Schrödinger created a new field of physics: quantum mechanics. Objects of the quantum world – according to quantum theory – no longer move along a single well-defined path. Rather, they can simultaneously take different paths and end up at different places at once. Physicists speak of quantum superposition of different paths.

At the level of atoms, it looks as if objects indeed obey quantum mechanical laws. Over the years, many experiments have confirmed quantum mechanical predictions. In our macroscopic daily experience, however, we witness a football flying along exactly one path; it never strikes the goal and misses at the same time. Why is that so?

“There are two different interpretations,” says Dr. Andrea Alberti of the Institute of Applied Physics of the University of Bonn. “Quantum mechanics allows superposition states of large, macroscopic objects. But these states are very fragile, even following the football with our eyes is enough to destroy the superposition and makes it follow a definite trajectory.”
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-atoms.html#jCp

Static Site Filler

So y’all, I’m not really here, at the site. If you’re checking this out, I’ll have managed to get to the library, and upload a bunch of stuff for you to check out. I will probably have checked the stats, though I’m afraid there won’t be anything to show, as the place has been dead for two weeks. ( Two months? )

I did make it to the library, but only had about 12 minutes to try to accomplish something. All I managed to do was answer a couple of comments. Not having the Internet at one’s command is like reverting back to the stone age. It is amazing just how unconnected we can become.

No new posts on a web site, is like being stuck with reruns, of your least favorite shows. I still don’t know what draws people to this place, but I hope you just like my ” way ” with the keyboard.

It’s still not the same though, the site is just static, and I don’t know who I’ll run into, when I post the next pile of pages. I hope to see who is doing what, and look at a lot of sites, but time will be a precious commodity.

I’m not looking forward to getting into my mailbox either. I was getting over 2000 emails a day, when I was ” wired “, and a couple of weeks worth is gonna kill me. I figure there will be between 15 and 30 thousand of them, and lots will have been things I could have posted, but now they’ll be old news.

Worse news. I got a peak at the site, and it was mostly dead. I wasn’t able to post anything, and time was precious. I was close to right, on the mailbox thing. It worked out to about 24,000 emails, and I could only look at a couple hundred, before I had to make tracks for other places.

Now it’s been over two months without being able to get online. there are over one hundred fifty thousand e-mails in my in boxes. In that number, over 100,000 are possible article and news ideas, and now most of them are old news. Someone here in the blog-world said you need to post things fast, as no one wants to read old news. So, who wants 100,000 old news items?

We arrived home on Easter Sunday, with $6.00 left over, after dog food, and fuel. My daughter sent me $40.00, so I got to get a 5 gallon can of fuel, and some in the rig, to get it back home. I still have a twenty dollar bill, for other important stuff.

I tried to prepare y’all how poor people have to live, by showing you films of Appalachian mountain people. I don’t live there, but I have to live just like that. Fire is my friend, and I use a lot of it. With a minimum budget, I’m allowed to do anything that I am able, while using as few resources as possible.

It’s pretty stupid, but I can’t afford to rent an apartment. By the time you take into account, first and last month, deposit, and filing and security fees, renters insurance, where applicable, utilities ( water, power, sewage, garbage, pet deposit and any other crud that always gets added into the mix.)

Yes, I can eat my dogs, so that’ll save me on the pet deposit. Here in Washington state, you have to apply for a lease or rental. It’s a big scam here, to have your background checked. Usually that costs you, about a hundred dollars, and they make everyone do that, individually, even if you are married and have been for 25 years.

And BTW, you will get in trouble for eating your dogs too. It is illegal to kill your dog when it needs killing. You can pay a veterinarian to kill your dog, but you will get all kinds of grief, doing so yourself. It used to be the mark of a man, to take care of your own business. Now some of those things are illegal for you to do for yourselves, and it is best to hire out such things. Brave new world!

You all have to remember, we are living in a civilized society. As long as you have money, anything goes. That’s civilized! So anyway, I don’t get enough monthly to cover all of the everything’s, to rent an apartment, but I can buy a piece of land for $300 per month!

So, I live in a funky old trailer, on raw land. Like Gilligan’s Island, no power, no nothing…. I get to spend most of my time out here, doing stuff by hand, as that uses fewer monetary resources. Once I am here, I can’t afford to go anywhere else. $730 doesn’t go very far. I also receive $293 a month in food stamps. Usually, we can make that last but, that’s because I’m oldish and aren’t really into food.

Being in Reno screwed up all kinds of stuff. The Post Office managed to get our names wrong, and when the P.O. box came due, I couldn’t pay for it, as the new system is foolproof, and obviously I am the fool. So now I don’t have an address either.

Also, bless our new systems, they could have held the P.O. box for an added price, on top of the $47.50 per year. Good old fashioned American Greed, my best friend!

I didn’t get to check on my truck yet either. I hope I can do that tomorrow. It’s only three and a half miles from home. I am hoping I can trade some labors for some of the price, to make it mine quicker than nearly a year, at $50.00 per month. It still needs some work too, before it can be driven away.

I did write a bunch of stuff, thinking you might be interested in what I had to write, but now so much time has elapsed since I last was with y’all, I’ve decided you may not be as interested as I had thought. It’s been just long enough, I’ve lost my confidence as to what you may want to read. Don’t want to be overly boring. (Too late! )

Anyway, I’m sorry I’ve left you all wondering whatever became of me. I am in town for another day or so, and will try to get this show back in the groove. Thanks for all of your comments and the great warm welcome back from those of you that noticed I was briefly in your sphere.

I had wanted to add some photos of where I have been hiding out. I do have some shots on a phone, but the usb ports are broken on the old laptop, and I have no other way to add them as of yet. The techno-moron in me, still can’t figure out an easy way to do some things. The phone isn’t a smart one, so, I can’t just upload things to the blogosphere via that route.